Vigo Gallery – ‘The Majesty’, Heywood & Condie’s Fungus Garden at The Old Vic Tunnels

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Annual London garden art festival Cityscapes is pleased to announce that  Heywood and Condie’s bejewelled fungal garden installation ‘The Majesty’ will be reopened following a period of hibernation over the summer. 
Reopening of the vaults has revealed an eruption of fungal forms which now compete with the beauty of the original jewelled surfaces. This aesthetic of mass decay is visible for two exclusive dates in October, at The Old Vic Tunnels.:
Monday 8th 18.00 – 22.00
Saturday 13th 12.00 – 20.00
These dates are free non-ticketed events open to the public, no booking is needed.
‘The Majesty’ is a reconfiguration and re-imagining of a show garden from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, evolving from its initial form as a picturesque landscape portrait of the Dorset coast, into a subterranean fungal landscape of the sublime within a spectacular underground setting.
It is a monumental work featuring carbon and jewel encrusted forms up to four metres in height, wind-swept pine trees from the National Trust coastal property at Formby, and a Hartley Botanic greenhouse. It combines lighting, animation by Jason Jameson and James Hall of Unanico Group, a soundscape by Darryl Moore, and Penhaligon’s scent to create an immersive subterranean landscape experience.
Heywood and Condie are celebrated for their  installations which cross-fertilise the areas of horticulture and fine art, exploring new ways of engaging with and re-presenting nature and landscape. They have worked together since 2000, have exhibited extensively internationally, and are represented by the VIGO Gallery, 21 Dering Street, London, W1S 1AL .
Their sculptural works have included floating sculptures on the Serpentine in Hyde Park, installations at Berkeley Square, Tate Britain, City of Prague Gallery and Lord’s cricket ground.
Cityscapes is an annual garden festival taking place in London over the summer. Organised in partnership with the South Bank and Bankside Cultural Quarter, its aim is to bring a creative new approach to the way urban parks and gardens are designed.
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